Saturday, January 13, 2007
Will Plainfield be another Waco?
Ed and Elaine Brown
by Mark Yannone
In defending themselves against a federal government they claim is operating outside the government's jurisdiction, Ed and Elaine Brown have filed 42 motions in Concord, New Hampshire's, US District Court and had every one denied. The couple then spent three days in court last week listening to the federal government try to build an income tax case against them.
"Of course the government failed. They didn't prove a thing. There's nothing to prove. We didn't violate a statute because there is no statute, and they don't even have jurisdiction. In fact, the court is operating out of a building that New Hampshire never ceded to the federal government--as the law requires in order to have jurisdiction over anyone who has ever been tried in that court!"
But it gets worse. When Judge McAuliffe gave the Browns a draft copy of the jury instructions he planned to deliver at the end of the trial, the contents convinced Ed Brown that McAuliffe would never let him present the kind of defense he planned.
Ed Brown called me on Saturday evening and said that it was clearly pointless for them to go back into that courtroom, and they will not go. Consequently, he fully expects an armed assault by law enforcement at his home on Tuesday, which he and his friend Michael believe will result in a Waco-type scenario. Quipped Michael, "At least we'll be warm."
Ed Brown said he had one simple message for America: "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country."
The nationwide call has gone out on Rick Stanley's Standing Up For America Radio Show for Americans to peacefully assemble at Ed and Elaine Brown's property line--armed with weapons and cameras-- to protect them with a virtual "wall of Americans." Their address is 401 Center of Town Rd, Plainfield NH 03781, their phone number is 603-675-2909, and their e-mail address is Edward.L.Brown@valley.net. [Listen] 17:31
Those who will be able to go to Ed and Elaine's aid are asked to please notify Rick Stanley by e-mail, so he can publish every one of them in the "Scoop Newsletter" (initials only, to protect privacy) and let America know about this showdown and what they can do to help.
As of 6 p.m. EST, Ed and Elaine Brown were resolute in their decision to not appear in court tomorrow . . . or any other day. Given the enormous cost of being found guilty, many might be willing to compromise--to ignore the lack of federal jurisdiction, to stand quietly as the judge rejects defense witnesses and forbids the admission of lawful evidence, and, as the judge prejudices the jury with misinformation, to smile brightly and make the best of it.
Some might count on the jury knowing about the principle of jury nullification, knowing that they have the right and the duty to judge not only the facts of the case but the law itself, despite what the judge may tell the jury. Federal judges know that juries may judge the law and disregard their instructions to the contrary, but they are not required to inform them of that right. Sadly, this is not something that is taught in government school either. This is not to say that Title 26 needs to be ignored! On the contrary, it needs to be enforced as written rather than as rumored incorrectly by federal employees.
Others might hope that at least one of the jurors had the wisdom and character of Marcy Brooks, a juror who questioned the federal government's startling inability to identify the statute that would make most Americans liable for an unapportioned direct tax like the "income tax." (Marcy Brooks delivered four "not guilty" verdicts as a result.) [Listen]
But no. Although history does provide some examples of justice being served in such cases, the Browns are firmly convinced that Judge McAuliffe will not allow the truth to reach this jury, nor will he allow the jury to make an unbiased, informed decision. Having watched Judge McAuliffe thoroughly corrupt the jury, Ed Brown believes there is nothing to be salvaged in Concord's (yet-to-be-ceded) US District Court.
Ed Brown (or a spokesperson, depending upon what happens that day) will be on The Peter Mac Show on Tuesday, January 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. CST.
See also: Quest for Fair Trial in Concord NH
# posted by Mark Yannone : 11:22 PM \
Forward courtesy of Slim Spurling (www.slimspurling.com)
What follows is a slightly edited version (in order to reduce confusion) of an
email I just
received that I feel urgently needs the attention of our group for reasons I
become quite self-explanatory; it is long & there is no way to shorten it,
destroying the integrity of it's vital import ...
Look at this couple [you can't in this format]: Ed and Elaine Brown, of
Hampshire. They are alive, for now.
Ed fully expects his home to be unlawfully raided by the federal mafia on
morning. Ed and Elaine have vowed not to be taken alive. This has the
becoming the next Waco (federal massacre of innocent civilians who have violated
The federal court refused to permit the Browns to present, to the jury, the law
in their own defense. The judge denied the 42 motions they filed, all based
federal statutes of law.
As I write this, I am on a conference call and am listening to Ed Brown's voice,
along with a
dozen or so others discussing the dilemma. There are some 40 people listeners
participating in the discussion ..
Ed is 64 years old. His wife is a dentist. They have not filed or paid federal
since 1997. Prosecutors claim (based upon arbitrary figures provided by the
IRS) that the
couple "owes" $625,000 in taxes.
Ed says Elaine is the nearest thing to Mother Theresa who has ever lived. He
watched her being thrown to the ground and handcuffed last May, and he does not
to permit that to happen again. Elaine has vowed to stand with him to the end.
The Browns represented themselves in court and insisted, rightfully, that
find any statute that requires them to pay (there is none), and that
federal court has
no subject matter jurisdiction in a state venue. But the jury never heard any
When it became apparent Thursday that the judge would not permit them to present
law to the jury, as evidence in their own defense, they left at the end of the
court day and
decided they would not appear for the next court session scheduled for Friday
They didn't. They expect that, when they failed to appear Friday, that a bench
probably issued and a heavily-armed task force will be dispatched, probably
their residence to arrest them and take them into custody.
From listening to the conference call, I learned that the so-called "federal"
court house is
not even on federal property. That is, the building is LEASED by the federal
from the New Hampshire owner.
Note: I already knew the Constitution is CLEAR on this point (Article I,
Paragraph 17); the property must be (1) CEDED to the federal government by the
legislature, (2) PURCHASED by the federal government, with PAYMENT being made by
Congress, (3) the property must be subsequently DEEDED to the federal
(4) the property transfer must be recorded on the public record. That provision
completely ignored when the Federal Government unlawfully and unconstitutionally
asserted federal jurisdiction over Timothy McVeigh's case and moved the trial
Denver, Colorado. All wrongful death cases not occurring on federal property
the sole jurisdiction of the State in which the deaths occurred. While the
venue for the
trial can be moved within the state, under no circumstances can it be moved
state. When jurisdiction was challenged constitutionally in the McVeigh case,
the Court of
Appeals wrongfully ruled that the Constitution "is not admissible evidence of
I witnessed an almost unbelievable marshaling of resources being coordinated on
phone. Fred Smart placed a call to the Sullivan County (NH) Sheriff's office and found it
was open only from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. He called the local police
(as we all listened) and politely and professionally informed the dispatcher
(Lisa) that the
Browns were unarmed, that many people across the nation are interested in this
support the Browns' demands for a FAIR trial in accordance with the LAW, that
be conducting a vigil at the Brown home to witness the conduct of any raid or
a number of people will be filming the events, and that several television
networks will be
invited as well. Further, Fred told Lisa that a website had been set up and the
story will be
plastered all over the Internet so as to attract as much attention as possible.
Fred Smart, by the way, is the publicity director for Aaron Russo's documentary
film"America: From Freedom to Fascism." Russo's documentary proves, even to the
satisfaction of intelligent laymen, that the federal government....535 members
Congress, all federal judges, all cabinet members, all presidents and their
that THERE IS NO LAW requiring American citizens, living and working within the
borders of the 50 states and earning domestic incomes, to file or pay federal
income taxes. Though the 16th Amendment conferred no new taxing powers to Congress,
extended it to any subjects not previously covered, the Department of the
the IRS cite the 16th Amendment as their authority for collecting taxes.
"If you...examined [the 16th Amendment], carefully, you would find that a
number of states never ratified that Amendment." - U.S. District Court Judge
James C. Fox
While the conference call was in progress, someone offered to set up a blogspot
the information could be posted. The name that should be given to the blogspot
discussed, and a consensus was reached. To my amazement, I found it before the
Please, everybody, spread the word on this Constitutional CRISIS far and wide.
paste this email into a new email and send it to everyone you can reach (please
use your FORWARD function, as that most often destroys format and saturates
those pesty carets (these things >>>) which discourages reading).
Another conference call is scheduled for (I think) 7:30 Eastern this evening.
Call 702-851-4044, punch 2 when prompted, then enter this code when prompted: 1626# That
be mentioned on the blogspot before then, so the time will be there. It might
be at 7.
And if you haven't already seen Russo's film, watch it here:
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